If you poke around a bit in the Microsoft Vista support sites, you will find
an update that installs DX 9. (c) on Vista.
Hopefully, this will solve your problem.
Don't feel too bad, I just went through an OpenGL issue with XP and Nvidia
drivers that was similar. I ended up installing part of Nvidia's
development/monitoring software, which seems to have fixed some registry
entries, then the latest updated drivers. That cured the problem. (The last
Nvidia driver updates for vista resulted in a slight speed increase on my HP
Laptop as well.
"AsukaSaruwatati" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I bet you all are sick of this but it's bugging me.
> I installed The Sims 2 and when I try to play it, the 'Failed to
> enumerate any Directx 9 compatible graphics adapters in this system!'
> (I'm sure you know the rest of it.)
> And I have checked my laptop through everything!
> I have directx 10, and I have a Nvidia Geforce 9700 GTS video chip. (I
> think that's the chip.) And everything is enabled.
> It has plenty of memory and RAM.
> I just can't get my game working.